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this is bean, a very patriotic pup indeed. >> we're big dog fans here. i have three german shepherds and you have? >> one dog. >> what is he? >> mystery mix. >> everybody have a great day. "fox & friends" starts right now. >> good morning everybody. it's thursday, august 2, 2013. i'm gretchen carlson. hope you're going to have a great day. back from the brink again. the timetable for a u.s. attack on syria could be changing this morning. britain now wants to delay it. what does it all mean? we have the developing details coming up. >> is it still a tax if you don't call it that? yes. but the white house hoping you won't notice the new shared responsibility payments coming up. >>steve: it's a rocket mystery. >> we have lift off of the united launch alliance.
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this blastoff includes a $1 billion secret. we'll explain in a few minutes. "fox & friends" starts right tphoufplt -- starts right now. ♪ ♪ >>gretchen: that's a live look of anna kooiman in milwaukee, wisconsin. she is at the harley-davidson -- is it a factory or store? it's the 110th anniversary of harley-davidson. i have had a chance to sit on one of those as well on the plaza here, rev it up. there is a certain amount of thrill and power. even if you don't move. even if you don't move because i don't really want to move on a harley-davidson. peter is here today as well
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as eric. great to see you both. we have to kick off the show with headlines because we have a big developing story. last night there was an oil rig skphroepbgs -- explosion east of san antonio, texas. luckily no one was hurt. better pack your lunch today because fast food workers across the country are going on strike today. this will be similar to last month's strike when more than 2,200 people protested in 7 cities. workers want to be paid $15 an hour instead of minimum wage which is $7.25.ñi >> football quarterback johnny manziel will sit for a quarter of the season. the ncaa says there is no evidence of took money in
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an auto graphing scandal but he broke rules by signing pictures. a blastoff into space. >> we have lift off. the national reconnaissance rocket. >>gretchen: 23 stories high, it blasted into space from the california coast. blast so powerful it could be heard for miles. the rocket's mission? well, that is being kept top secret. those are your headlines. >>peter: the timetable for strikes on syria may be changing. we're life in washington with why one of our closest allies is hitting the brakes on that move. elizabeth? >> good morning. the president speaking again last night on the possibility of u.s. involvement while he continues to way his options. >> we are saying in a clear and decisive but very
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limited way, stop doing this. that can have a positive impact on our national security over the long term and may have a positive impact in the sense that chemical weapons are not used again on innocent civilians. >> u.n. inspectors remain on the ground in syria until at least saturday. we're learning of new hurdles for a possible attack on syria. british prime minister david cameron saying his country is holding out until u.n. chemical weapons inspectors release their work just outside of damascus. it's then the government will take a vote. some experts in the u.s. argue involvement won't bring long-lasting results. >> when you shoot across the bow of an enemy ship, you're telling it stop or we will sink you with the next round. what obama is saying we're doing a shot across the bow. for them we're going home. three days we don't want an
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iraq war. it has none of the effect of a shot across the bow. it is simply a way to assuage the conscience of a president and a lot of people in the west without achieving anything. >> one more challenge. the syrian government requested u.n. inspector teams stay on the ground to investigate the scenario that rebel groups have been using chemical weapons. that could lead to yet another delay. back to you. >>gretchen: syria is the main topic of discussion today and whether or not the president is going to actually make a decision today or not. this is really a serious matter. i think it is interesting to watch how this unfolds with sort of this deliberating with the president. we've known him over the last five and a half years to take time to make decisions, but do you need to be a little bit more definitive when making such an important decision as this. could it have to do with what britain is doing? david cameron called parliament back so they could discuss it there and parliament there is apparently balking at the idea of going to syria.
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>> john kerry our secretary of state says it is undeniable that chemical weapons, sarin, mustard gas, v.x. have been used to kill 1,000 people in damascus but at the same time the white house is sending signals they don't have a smoking gun but at the same time they're saying this will be a limited attack not for regime change. people on the right including senator john mccain are saying why should we be telegraphing our moves to the syrian strong men. >>eric: the sound bite of president obama saying we're going to send a clear, decisive but limited way of response. isn't that an oxymoron? decisive but limited way. what does that mean? >>peter: senator mccain
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said why don't they send a snow day. >>eric: there are certain groups that say we're not sure if the syrian government are actually the ones gassing the people. it could be the rebels. the rebels could be chock-full of terrorists, jihaddists in there. we have to make sure who's doing what. i think the u.n. -- the u.k. and u.n. are saying let's hold off, find out what's going on. maybe president obama should take a page from that and say let's find out before we go ahead. >>gretchen: there are so many moving parts. first of all, the u.n. by many accounts, the united states has not always waited for the u.n. to act before it decides what it's going to do. number two, great britain is an extremely important factor in this as well as france and germany. great britain seems to be now holding back. maybe that is why the president does not want to act unilaterally. why? because he criticized president bush so dramatically for doing just that in iraq. he doesn't want to be hypocritical in the sense he would go in by himself
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and not have the support of the other countries. at the same time you have the speaker of the house john boehner saying congress needs to be in on this action, and so they will be ostensibly via phone today -- not in person -- there will be a conference call, the president will be at this briefing with members of congress. 114 have written a letter to the president saying we need to be involved in this process. the navy is boosting carrier presence in the middle east. you've got many different angles. boosted.our carrier we know for some time russia intends to send a submarine ship and a missile cruiser to the area. they say it's part of the usual rotation. we also know people are kind of going to government facilities to get gas masks in israel because iran has threatened violent conduct against israel. so we know that crude oil
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prices are spiking. we know the markets are roiling. just this discussion about a limited attack on syria has changed the world dynamic in a big, big way. >>eric: you remember back to iraq. saddam hussein, we found mass graves, 10,000 people buried at the time. there was credible evidence he was killing his own people and the left said you can't unilaterally go in and attack iraq. you can't do that because it is not the right thing to do. those same people now are saying we need to hurry up and get over there and send in these missiles and it is the syrian military, when we're not even sure. we need to take a deep breath and make sure what we're doing. >>gretchen: i think it's been interesting to watch over the last week a lot of military experts not agree with each other. and members from both parties not necessarily being on the same page because of the they are on the democratic party or republican party. everyone seems to have a
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different point of view on this. what does michael moore think about it? here's what he tweeted. nobel peace price winner decided too goc -- too gauche to bomb country on day honoring man of peace. tomorrow, cool. i think it is incumbent on the president of the united states to at least appear to know what he's going to do. i think it's a very dicey situation to be definitive in the message you're giving to the people. >>eric: in the same vein "the new york times" is saying today not so fast. they're critical of the president's policy with regard to syria. "the new york post" in a strong worded editorial today, articulated editorial said if we're going to target someone, target assad. take him out. but at the same time the white house said this is not about regime change and
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sending the signal in some ways, mr. assad put up with this. this will be over in a couple of days. >>eric: a lot this has to do with our friends in israel. we should be deferring to them. they are the ones that are kind of target now. everything i read, they said slow down here. >>gretchen: they have warheads pointed in their direction. >>eric: can we switch topics? obamacare. almost half of america when polled said they don't even know obamacare is a law. can you imagine what they're going to wake up to when they start opening their tax bills and their fees. 44% said they didn't realize it was a law. >>gretchen: is this because people don't like taking phone calls during the dinner hour so they answer whatever they want to answer or is this actually the true thing. i'm trying to find the silver lining. >>peter: people keep talking about obamacare and now we're beginning to understand the problems inherent in them.
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i've had conversations with folks that say to me is it really in effect and don't understand it was rushed through several years ago. >>gretchen: maybe they have been reading a lot about all the delays. so that adds to the confusion. and there's another delay that is coming up today with regard to the marketplaces and whether or not they're going to actually come out on october 1. see if you can keep it straight, folks. americans are fooled by new wording with regard to obamacare as well. instead of calling it taxes, would you be fooled if somebody told you it would be called shared responsibility payments instead of the word tax? that is apparently going to be the lingo with some of the aspects of obamacare. >>peter: would not make me feel better. >>gretchen: you don't want to share anything. >>peter: tax or shared responsibility? >>eric: at least, though, president obama is consistent. for the past five years he's talked about sharing the responsibility when he talks about the -- taking from the rich and giving to the poor, the redistribution of wealth. it's a shared
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responsibility. he's been straightforward through the whole process. good for him for putting it out to obamacare too. >>peter: redistribution is always a big thing. >>gretchen: lots to continue to talk about this morning. in the meantime let's tell you what's coming up next. a woman screams for help when a car explodes into flames. find out who was in the right place at the right time and saved her life. >>peter: do voter i.d. laws discriminate against minorities? many democrats say yes but david webb is here with the numbers that he says prove yore wise. good morning, david. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ turn around ♪ every now and then i get a little bit tired ♪ ♪ of craving something that i can't have ♪ ♪ turn around barbara ♪ i finally found the right snack ♪
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>>eric: democrats continue to argue voter i.d. laws suppress the vote of minorities but a census bureau report proves otherwise turns out. for the first time ever black voters surpassed white voters in the 2012 presidential election even with some states with voter i.d. laws. joining us is mr. david webb. david, tell us what's really going on. >> what's really going on is the lie has been voter i.d. suppresses votes and now we have a 2012 report by the census bureau. >>eric: the president's minority vote. >> here's the reality. and this comes from the census bureau report as well as backed up by the national conference of state legislatures on states that have strict voter i.d. which is state issued photo i.d. and others that have other forms of i.d. in fact, voter turnout in the 2011 election higher for blacks than it was for
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whites. you have to be realistic. blacks vote historically democrat and so do many hispanics. that's a split in the community. when you look at the black community, if there is suppression of the votes why is there such a higher turnout rates? when you look at the states they attack -- florida, georgia -- or they considered in this report -- florida, georgia, indiana, michigan, tennessee, the turnout was better for blacks. in -- what it shows is americans will go out and vote if they have the desire to vote. frankly, how often do we vote? do we vote every day, every month? no. we vote once a year in local elections. congress two years, six years, et cetera. i want to say something to the american people. it is voter verification. your vote should be counted accurately. on top of that you get
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provisional ballots. there is always a backup method. >>eric: president clinton yesterday at the m.l.k. speeches addressed this issue. he said it is easier to buy an assault rifle than to vote in america. your thoughts? >> a flatout lie. there are many processes in place at the federal and state level. here's what they are doing. they don't want any community they need in a box -- when you put blacks in a box, you put whites in a box, hispanics, et cetera. they don't want groups to have a choice. my admonition is if you have no political power, if you have no choice in your vote and you have no preference or you don't show they should earn your vote. >>eric: thanks for joining us. on the rundown, it is his mission to feed the hungry. why are cops threatening to
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>>peter: a tragic ending to the search for abamerican woman who went missing in panama two years ago. dan tests confirm the remains -- d.n.a. tests confirm the remains found in a backpack are that of the woman. she was last seen with her boyfriend in november 2011. he was arrested in june but not charged.
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>> families who lost belongings in this sink hole near disney won't see a dime from the resort. early this month victims were told they would be reimbursed. this resort says it is not legally responsible. gretchen? >>gretchen: thanks, peter. for six years church volunteers in raleigh, north carolina, spent the weekends feeding the homeless outside a public park but they have been cut off by police. they have been fined a permit fine they would have to pay in order to continue their feeding of the homeless. our next guest is at the foretpr-pbt of the battle from -- forefront of the battle from love winds ministries. good morning, reverend. who have you been feeding
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for the last eight years? >> we are a support for the homeless community in raleigh. for the last six years we've been sharing breakfast with people who are experiencing homelessness in a large downtown park. >>gretchen: i understand you didn't technically set up in the park over these last six years. you set up on the sidewalk because you knew you couldn't technically be in the park? or tell me where you were setting up? >> it's a one square block park and we set up on the sidewalk that's on the -- that goes around the park. so we were on public -- i mean a public sidewalk. we weren't blocking the sidewalk because there is an ordinance that says you can't set up in the park without an $800 permit. we're a very small nonprofit. that's not really an option for us. >>gretchen: exactly. most people out feeding the
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homeless do not have a tremendous amount of money. i understand where you're coming from. suddenly after doing it for all this time, you were stopped by the police. tell me what happened. >> well, we showed up last saturday just like we have every weekend for six years, and we were met by police officers who told us that we would not be permitted to set up. >>gretchen: why? >> they weren't really clear other than that they were under orders. that's all they would tell us. and we -- yeah, i mean -- >>gretchen: you couldn't set up that day. people went hungry. they had come to know you would be there to hand out the food, so people went hungry. >> absolutely. people have been waiting in line over an hour for us because they know every saturday and sunday at 9:00 they are going to be there. when we pull up and our people were already lined
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up, they were visibly upset. they were angry because they were hungry. some of them had been waiting for over an hour. >>gretchen: the raleigh police department had a meeting last night. they sent us a lengthy response. this is what they said. we never charged or arrested anyone for distribution of food under these ordinances. we will continue to work with the community to develop solutions that work for all involved. do you take that, reverend, as an okay that you can set up coming up this weekend sph >> there was a city counsel -- a meeting of the council last night that i and a whole bunch of other people were at. and the end result of that meeting is our understanding that they're placing a, if you will, a moratorium on enforcing this ordinance as the city of raleigh works with us and other communities, organizations to figure out a way to take care of these people. >>gretchen: keep us up to
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date on what happens, reverend. we've got to wrap it up there, unfortunately. many people are shaking their heads going wait a minute, they are out there to do some good. they don't have 800 bucks to pay the permit sign. they want to continue feeding the homeless. thank you for your good work. talk to you soon. the jury was unanimous in the death of the fort hood shooter, so why could he live for decades? tphoeupl -- anna kooiman is at one of the biggest parties in america. too big. too small. too soft. too tasty. [ both laugh ] [ male announcer ] introducing progresso's new creamy alfredo soup. inspired by perfection.
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>>gretchen: potential military strike against syria threatening the u.s. oil supply in the middle east. will prices at the pump continue to rise? joining us is stuart varney. is there going to be a tip between the two of you? >> i wouldn't have written that intro. >>gretchen: that's why i said what i said. what would you have said? >> go ahead, eric. >>eric: middle eastern oil, some of it makes its way here but none of the syrian oil makes its way here. the strait of hormuz is open. the suez canal is going to stay open. the threat of iran saying they'll cut off oil
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supplies is assinine. u.s. crude oil prices should be unaffected by what's going on. >> the price of crude oil, west texas intermediate, as it's called, went to $110 a barrel. that's a two-year high. it went to that level because there is the expectation or the possibility that oil supplies from the middle east will be interrupted by an attack on syria. that's my reasoning. if crude oil goes up like that, you can expect gas prices to go up like that. may i also report that news? the average price for regular gas today is $3.56 and rising. we've got a holiday weekend coming. i think it will go up some more. my point is this, you are paying already a price for this threat of syrian intervention. you're paying it at the pump. >>eric: paying it because
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traders on wall street realize there is a weakness. wherever there is a weakness they'll exploit that weakness. it's not because of -- they're speculating. >>gretchen: what about the fact that sometimes speculators or whomever take advantage of world crisis situations because there is an outsider. i'm not an oil and gas -- i sometimes wonder if they take advantage of situations and say let's raise the prices because we'll blame it on syria. >> the syrian possible intervention is being used as an excuse by the oil traders to push up the price. i say it's a reason. you say it's an excuse. the reality is the prices are up. >>eric: there are two main kraoudz traded in the -- crudes traded in the world. west texas intermediate, a north american domestic type crude. that price is going up even though the real effect is the brent crude, mainly middle eastern crudes traded on that.
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that price should go up -- >>peter: can we agree american crude is not going to go down as a result of this? >> if there is no attack or very limited attack with no repercussions, i think crude prices will go straight down. but if there is a prolonged attack and significant retaliation against the straits of hormuz or against these pipelines, i think you'll see prices go much higher. do we agree? >>eric: no. i think what -- there is a conflict in the middle east. traders on wall street, goldman sachs, all those big wall street refiners say we've got news now. now we can drive the price up. you need a long-term lower demand structure to drive prices down. >>gretchen: you know how i want to end this segment? i would love to see you guys hug it out. but stuart hates hugging. i know he hates to hug, so
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i'm not going to make you do it, stu. okay. fantastic. i think i hugged you once. >> no. it was dr. keith ablow. you did, yes, that are the. >>eric: dr. keith ablow hugged you? >> he tried. >>peter: where do the beverly hillbillies fit into this in terms of the oil? >>gretchen: have a great show today, stu. 9:20. >> other stories making headlines. in a few hours three florida teens charged with beating a classmate on a school bus could learn their fate. juvenile justice officials recommended at least two of them serve probation but prosecutors think the teens should face something tougher. authorities said two of the teens tried to sell the younger boy pot at school. >> nidal hasan sentenced to death for murdering 13 people but could spend years in prison going through the appeals process. here's what the lead
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prosecutor said to jurors: he will never be a marytr because he has nothing to give. he is not giving his life. we are taking his hreufplt this is not -- his life. this is not his gift to god. this is his debt to society. >> today has been lifted off my shoulder. he has been held accountable for his actions, and the panel gave him justice. >> the best thing for that man is to be forgotten. we need to help with that. >>gretchen: in the military justice system, a death sentence triggers an automatic appeal. >> police making a daring rescue to save a woman trapped in a burning car caught on cam rafplt -- caught on camera. the driver going off the road in south carolina and crashing into a tree. police officers racing over with fire extinguishers.
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they have a good samaritan to thank. he saw the fiery crash, had 18 fire extinguishers in his work truck. the woman is in serious condition but lucky to be alive. can't wait for your kids to go back to school? you're not alone. ♪ ♪ i hope her kids don't see this. a massachusetts mom posted a video of herself dancing to in sync's bye bye bye. i was thinking of seeing this before but this is the only one that's gone viral. >>eric: imagine being your kid on the bus? that's my mom. >>gretchen: that's horrible. >>peter: let's see the dance they're doing.
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>>gretchen: good point. bye bye mom. eric? >>eric: it's an american icon. harley-davidson turns 110 years old this year and our own anna kooiman is in milwaukee, wisconsin, where it all began. anna, rev up some motorcycles for us. >> good morning, eric. the countdown is on. just about 12 hours none of the party gets going. more than 100,000 harley riders are flocking to milwaukee for that. we've got kid rock, aerosmith and toby smith coming in. >> good morning. welcome to milwaukee. >> thank you. this bike pretty much personifies everything harley is about. >> now it is all new from front to back. we sell more of these to anyone. anyone who wants a great
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harley, this is their choice. >> made in america since 1903 and being able to adapt and change is what's been keeping this brand alive. the first one built in 1903. this guy is from 1925? >> this is what front to back redesign looked like in 1925. clearly we've come a long way from vehicles like this which are still great and classic but all the things you can get today in a harley-davidson have come a long way from this? >> what made this brand able to survive the great depression, one of two motorcycle companies to do that? >> always been about the passion of our customers. you're going to see that come alive in milwaukee. one of is the expression of the jacket. the freedom jacket. i wore it around the world riding since about a year ago. it is a black year ago. we passed it around the world. people have been customizing it. this is the chinese symbol for freedom which was painted on my jacket when i asked a man what he thought
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harley-davidson means. >> we've got a picture of even the pope. let's get on this bike. >> it is cheap. riding is much more fun. this is our brand-new harley-davidson ultra. >> we've got to get on. >> and it's time to go. are you going to make it? >> i'm on. i'm waiting on you. >> i think it's time for you to learn how to ride. >> okay. >> you sure? >> here we go. definitely the coolest c.m.o. in all of america. >> let's go see kid rock. >> bye guys. >>gretchen: next hour she has to do that on her own. all the way in milwaukee, she's got to rev it up herself. >>eric: anna is wearing my favorite color. >>gretchen: leather? >>peter: okay. >>gretchen: coming up, the timetable for a u.s. attack on syria could be changing this morning. colonel oliver north here
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she looks like the star. -- she is suing him. >>peter: president obama is getting ready to meet with congress on the strike in syria. britain gave a big stop sign. they want to wait for the u.n. evidence to come through. joining us to talk about the latest in the syrian crisis is fox news military analyst colonel oliver north, a true american hero. we were talking about, colonel. you've got thoughts about what the president should be considering this morning as we face this very risky move. >> certainly presidents have used cruise missiles, like bill clinton. they have used them to make themselves look strong. there is no evidence in the history of using cruise missiles in this fashion for deterring terrorism or bringing down does pots. >>peter: changing behavior or regime change.
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>> it does make that president say i can do something. crossing that mythical red line created by loose lips. on top of that we've given away from the administration, senior officials giving backgrounders to reporters, the targets, the duration and basically told the syrians if you've got something out there that's vulnerable we're going to hit it. get it out of the way. you've now got time to do that. it is not going to happen until after the u.n. gets their inspectors up. here's what he should be doing in the time he's got left because he is going to have to, to maintain any credibility at all he's going to have to launch something at syria. >> let's take it one by one. >> number one, he has got to beef up immediately the security of every american embassy in the middle east and the sub-saharan africa. >>peter: because they are repercussions. >> 9/11 is going to be an verse again this year and
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less than three weeks away. >>peter: number two? >> he has got to consult with israel and give them time to prepare because israel is going to be the primary target for retribution from hamas and hezbollah. target number one. >>peter: iran stated so already. >> absolutely and the syrians have too though they have done nothing yet by three airstrikes inside territory that is syrian controlled. number three, this president ought to draft up and go to the house permanent select committee on intelligence and senate committee on intelligence a covert action finding that says we're going to start recruiting in jordan. not refugee camps in turkey or along the iraqi border or anywhere else in the region like lebanon. go to jordan where there is real freedom fighters who have been kicked out of the program by turkish controlled pheupld -- muslim brotherhood and start recruiting. those people are there. they just need help. yesterday the government of
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the united states told them you can't have gas masks. >>peter: we need freedom fighters that are friendly to the united states. >> exactly. not jihaddists. >>peter: number four? >> there is a book that just came out, get it at olivernorth.com. it is about a president who forgets 9/11 is a terror anniversary and the consequences of that. of course an administration that can't tell the truth about what's really happening. >>peter: in terms of telling the truth, i see -- and i will pick that up again because there is someone in my family that wants to read it. we have seen unprecedented amount of leaks. everything seems to be a leak in this country. >>peter: that's how they -- >>peter: that's how they do things in this administration. in the aftermath of the
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capture of the terrorists of achille lauro i was sent to give background information to "newsweek" but it was after the fact. this administration leaks so bad they need pampers. they literally give out crucial information in advance of the attack. if you're a syrian officer, no matter where your politics are, you're going to defend your artillery battery, antiaircraft battery and get it out of the way. that is what they're doing now. they have blown this whole thing. >>peter: a lot of leaks. >> too many. >> colonel oliver minority. he ran into enemy -- colonel oliver north. he ran into enemy fire to save his live. then don't let soaring gas prices ruin your road trip. how to save big on gas without sacrificing style. make that out to my brother chris who is also an american
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this photo going viral. a wife carrying her double amputee marine husband. you'll meet them and hear the story behind it. this hour "fox & friends" starts right now. >> gretchen: good morning, everybody. hope you're gonna have a great thursday and holiday weekend coming up. peter johnson, jr. sitting in for steve and eric sitting in for brian. good to see you. >> eric: how did we decide who would sit in for whom? >> gretchen: the next hour, you can sit here and you can sit here. it doesn't matter. let's too some headlines for you because we have a developing story. last night there was an oil rig explosion 95 miles east of san antonio, texas. ten hours later, crews still battling the flames. the rig exploded while workers were drilling into shale. no one was hurt and all employees had been accounted
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for. story we've been following, hospital that wants to force an amish girl to resume chemotherapy. an appeals court told a lower court to reconsider appointing a guardian for the ten-year-old. her parents stopped the chemo because they said she was only getting more sick. they say their faith believes it's in god's hands. the hospital disagrees. >> i feel obligated to offer what we can for this family to move forward and hopefully what will be an appropriate thing for her. >> there are all these dire medical predictions. they would refute that by saying that this is a matter of beyond the problems of mortal man. >> gretchen: her father says she was feeling better without the chemotherapy. better pack your lunch. fast food workers across the country are going on strike. shear brand-new video out of
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atlanta. it's similar to last month's strike when people protested. today protests are in 35 cities. they want to be paid $15 an hour instead of minimum wage. the next cast of "dancing with the stars." are eric and peter on the list? >> eric: is geraldo? >> gretchen: snooki from "jersey shore" reportedly one of the celebrities. joining her, leah remini and valerie harper. best known for playing rhoda on "the mary tyler moore show." remember she revealed in march she has terminal brain cancer. glad to hear she's well enough to do that. >> peter: we danced together a few years ago on the after the show show. >> gretchen: do you remember the bump? >> peter: yes. >> gretchen: that is where our dancing skills ended, peter.
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right? i speak for myself. >> peter: you're a good dancer. you could be on that show. >> gretchen: you don't have to flatter me. i don't think we're allowed to do it. >> peter: okay. >> gretchen: let's talk about a fox news alert. >> eric: let's talk about that. a breaking news alert breaking overnight. the u.s. moving another aircraft carrier toward syria as another one of our allies backed out. elizabeth prann with more. >> good morning. the when continues to get pushed back as u.n. inspectors remain on the ground outside damascus until at least saturday. david ram con says he's waiting to hear their findings. it's only then his government will take a vote in parliament. here in the u.s., the president says on one hand there needs to be repercussions for the use of chemical weapons. he also says he's going to continue to consult with allies within the international community. >> so we are consulting with our allies. we're consulting with the international community and i
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have no interest in any kind of open ended conflict in syria. but we do have to make sure that when countries break international norms on weapons like chemical weapons that could threaten us, that they are held accountable. >> if there is a limited air strike, critics argue it wouldn't be a sustained effort with lasting results. >> when you shoot across the bow of an enemy ship, you're telling it stop or we will sink you with the next round. what obama is saying, we're doing a shot across the bow, but then we're going to go home. it will stop. three days, we don't want an iraq war. so it has no effect of a shot across the bow. it's a way to assuage the conscience the president and a lot of people in the west without achieving anything. >> there is reports that russia is sending ships, -- we learn te
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syrian government stands by its dismissed claims that the rebels have used chemical gas themselves. they want the u.n. inspectors to stay on the ground, which could be yet another source of a possible delay. gretchen, eric, peter, back to you. >> gretchen: all right. thanks so much. >> eric: which wouldn't be a bad thing. delay. delay. if there are reports and credible reports that it could be the rebels who have potentially used the chemical weapons on the people, then delay, then wait. find out who it is. a lot of this is coming from an israeli intercept of a phone conversation that allegedly took place within the syrian army saying what are you doing using chemical weapons? everyone is perceiving that. that's the indisputable truth that the syrian army is the one gassing? they really need to step back and find out what's going on. by the way, people will die. people will die. if we're going to send 200 tomahawk missiles in, there are going to be casualties.
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>> gretchen: are you assuming our own intelligence doesn't know who let loose the sarin gas? >> eric: the reports are from an israeli intercept. >> gretchen: i think the president is in a pickle. he gives the impression he doesn't like to act on foreign policy measures. he gives the impression that he likes to sit back and see if things will fall themselves on their own, other than when he decided to go right into libya. but remember, he had nato support for that. it's almost as if he wishes he could get his word back last year when he said syria crossed the red line. because then he did nothing. now it looks as if they've really crossed the red line and the president still is holding out, just last night he it made it seem like he's not going to act today. >> peter: it is a huge predicament for the president. principle versus politics. we know what he said in the past about our incursion in war in iraq. there was no evidence. there was no rationale. there was no real partnership. now great britain is stepping away from us for the moment.
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the white house is not sure on the specific evidence other than what eric was just talking about. there is no congressional approval. he doesn't intend to seek congressional approval. he's facing criticism on the left and on the right in terms of this incursion now into a country that will possibly send the middle east into turmoil. we already see people going to the shelves to get gas masks in israel based on iran's threat, hamas' threat x potentially syria's threat to attack israel if we launch an attack. >> gretchen: itcongress today. john boehner said hold your horses. we need to be involved in this decision and 114 other lawmakers signed a letter saying just that. sometime today the president will be involved in a conference call. remember, congress is on recess until september 9. although in great britain, they called parliament back. is it serious enough for
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congress to be called back to get involved? >> it's an informal consultation, though. a lot of people in congress are saying, well, match your actions with your past words. seek congressional approval for this attack, whether it's limited or not limited. >> eric: certainly wait until the u.k. decides what they're going to do before you unilaterally strike syria, which we're not sure. don't forget, though, vice president biden, when he was senator biden, called for the impeachment of george bush for doing what we did in iraq. now, that's inconsistentents now. it's really baffling to see the people on the left just rallying behind president obama, yeah, go ahead. fire the missiles! we're with you. but the people who were so antiwar and anti-conflict in the past, now they're ready to go without even knowing where we're going. >> gretchen: so many unanswered questions still today. but one of the big questions this morning is what kind of chemical weapons does syria actually have? what evidence does the united
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states have? heather nauert is here to break it down. >> we are learning interesting information this morning. the syrian deputy foreign minister telling reporters that sarin gas was used in several parts of the country, but he claims the rebels were the ones responsible for that attack. this assertion is not banged by the us -- backed by the united states which believes the syrian government unleashed the attack and is the party responsible. but what is interesting about this statement, gretchen, is that it is the first time we're hearing from a syrian government source that a specific weapon, sarin gas, was used to kill civilians. sarin is just one of those weapons believed to make up syria's chemical weapons stockpile. al assad, they also have the x gas and mustard gas. let's take a look at some of the chemicals to better understand them. sarin is an odorless, colorless and tasteless liquid that can kill in just a few minutes. victims suffer convulsions and paralysis before they die of respiratory failure.
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the x gas is also odorless and tasteless, causes muscles to contract just uncontrollably. and finally, mustard gas. it was known for its devastating consequences during world war 1 and causes blistering of the skin. it smells like garlic, onions or mustard, therefore its name. they can all be deployed in a variety of ways, from the land or air. u.n. weapons experts have reportedly recovered a rocket fragment from an area that was attacked earlier and it appears to come from a short-range artillery rocket and that is commonly used by syria's army. so hopefully that answers some questions for you. gretchen, peter, and eric, back to you. we'll keep on this one for you. >> gretchen: scary answers. thanks very much. coming up, many democrats and republicans agree the president's economic advisor, is he doing a good job? i guess so. why is he about to call it quits? charlie gasparino says valerie jarrett is to blame. >> eric: we showed you a video. a woman gets hauled on stage to
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>> eric: big shakeup for president obama's economic team. fox business has learned gene sperling, the director of the national economic council will be quitting his job. is that a sign of trouble for the president's economic agenda? >> gretchen: charlie gasparino is the author of "circle of friends," a great new book and he broke this story a couple days ago. >> continued trouble. if you look at some of the people that left, a lot of people point to the fact that valerie jarrett controls most of the power, does most of the
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economic big thinking and they're muted. i think behind the scenes, if you get rahm emanuel and others here, they would say one of the problems with this administration is they don't have direct access. she has the direct access. >> eric: a lot of them, austan goolsbee, they leave, but do they leave 'cause they want to go make money in the private sector? >> that's a good question. yes. there is never one reason why people leave. but if you ask them, what is the biggest complaint about their job, the biggest complaint is that in the past these jobs were huge. bob rubin held this job, direct access to bill clinton, larry lindsey, direct access to george bush. access is muted by valerie jarrett. it's kind of interesting, these are all economists. you have to ask them why the president keeps a buffer. valve jarrett i'm sure a smart woman, she's not an expert at economics or business. >> gretchen: one thing is clear, she's been around for the last five years and i guarantee you,
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she's probably not going anywhere. the other excuse gene sperling is giving is his wife is taking a job in los angeles. it's a big difference. do they burn out in these positions? >> yes. like i said, there is never one reason why someone takes a job or leaves a job. even though valerie jarrett mute their importance, they're still important. there is burnout. by the way, they want to make money, right? you make a lot more money in the private sector. why do people go into government? they like the power. all these guys like the power. i'm telling you, if we had them off the record, if we had rahm emanuel on the record, he would say he left not just to become the mayor of chicago, it's because his power was muted. bill daley, the same thing. if i get this guy off the record, he'll tell me the same thing. >> eric: valerie. we'll leave it there. >> gretchen: has this ever happened to you? orgeat receipt that's three feet
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>> eric: he risked his life running into the line of fire, providing ammunition and aid to fellow troops during a 2009 battle in afghanistan and heroic
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cally saved men. he received the medal of honor. with us now is staff sergeant ty carter. thank you for joining us. first of all, from america, thank you for your service. >> thank you. >> eric: give us a play by play. tell us exactly what happened in that fire fight. >> in that fire fight, i woke up, threw on my body armor, sprinted through fire to my guard position. they needed more assistance. they were pinned down. we had to get out of there because the incoming fire would eventually breach the armor. we met the initial breaching force of the enemy. several guys got killed, and then we fell back. eventually i was able to get out and get mace and with sergeant larson -- >> eric: let me stop you there. you're not pinned down. you go into the fire. the taliban is fighting,
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shooting at you. you're feeling it. people are dropping near you, but you still do that, you jump out there and step in mace? >> step in mace. it wasn't just me. i mean, the soldiers of black night troop did an excellent job of providing cover fire. they were able to help sergeant larson and i carry mace to the aid stakes and then from then on, because the aviation assets and friends, we were able to survive. >> eric: can we take a listen to the mother of stefan macy, who passed away in the hospital, unfortunately. take a listen to her. >> when he speaks, i let him know that i'm just so amazingly -- i'm grateful is such a simple word to be able to use. i don't think anything in the english dictionary could describe my feelings for what he did for stefan that day. >> eric: your reaction? >> vanessa is -- i've spoken to
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her. her edge center has -- strength helped me through my issues. when i first spoke to her when we returned to fort carson, that was probably one of the hardest times of me speaking to anybody. she was very strong and she helped me along. she told me thank you, even though i told her i was sorry that i couldn't save her son. >> eric: could we -- this is the medal of honor you're wearing. what does that mean to you? >> it's actually kind of like a shield or umbrella and underneath it is the families of the fallen and the soldiers who fought that day and also all the soldiers who are still -- all the service members in afghanistan or around the world that are still fighting 'cause there is still a war going on and there is still fire fights and people putting themselves in harm's way to make sure that we can get up in the morning and be with our families and enjoy life here in america. >> eric: very good. we only have a minute. there are a lot of families now probably making breakfast and
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kids, eating cereal watching. you want to talk to the kids for a second? tell us about your service. tell us about what it means to wear that uniform. >> what it means to wear this uniform, 'cause i serve to protect my family. my service family and back at home. inadvertently that protects all the families out there. so every service member in uniform is basically putting themselves in harm's way to make sure that their kids grow up safe. so hopefully they never have to experience what it's like to live in a country where there is very few laws and tyranny and persecution pretty much run the land. >> eric: very good. sergeant ty carter. it's an honor to sit next to you. coming up, a woman pays extra for a special meet and greet with a rhino. but he wasn't feeling friendly and now she doesn't have a finger. then each week "fox & friends" brings you the five companies
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convicted fort hood shooter nidal hasan sentenced to death for murdering 13 people. he could spend years or decades in prison going through the appeals process now. many asking will he then become a martyr? here is what the lead prosecutor said to jurors. he will never be a martyr because he has nothing to give. he's not giving his life. we are taking his life. this is not his gift to god. this is his debt to society. in the military, death sentence automatically triggered an appeal. the f.b.i.'s rescue team, the force behind three of this year's highest profile operations. not only did they free kidnapped teen-ager hannah anderson from her abductor in idaho, they also captured dzhokhar tsarnaev and rescued a five-year-old alabama boy from a bunker after he was snatched off a school bus. remember that story? they train and operate alongside the navy seal team six. that's the same unit that killed osama bin laden. she wanted to see a rhino up close. so a woman at the denver zoo made an extra $60 for a special
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meet and greet. but the animal wasn't on board, not as friendly. he attacked her, biting her finger when she reached out to feed it. >> he's not in trouble. we do not believe this was an aggressive action. i think this was just a very terrible, unfortunate accident. >> gretchen: no word on her condition this morning. the denver zoo has suspended its rhino meet and greet program. i guess it's a good idea. we showed you the video. a woman gets called on stage to sing a duet with kristen chenowith. little did kristen know the fan could really belt it out. ♪ ♪ >> oh, sing it, sing it! >> gretchen: we just found out that fan who happens to be a vocal coach was just invited back to the stage. the hollywood bowl asking her to perform again next month.
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you never know, eric. you've got to be in the right place at the right time. >> eric: you know why the rhino bit the lady's finger off? the zoo charged 60 bucks. the rhino is mad. you get 60 bucks, i get a peanut? you kidding me? >> gretchen: i think you're giving the rhino more power in the brain power. let's go outside. i think peter is out there. >> peter: thank you very much. we're here to talk about something that people know a lot about, especially if you have kids. synthetic turf. i'm happy, with us today, bob thomas, president of program, kathy holeman of act global and rick doyle. bob, let's talk about synthetic turf. why is it good? what are the benefits? how is it helping communities? >> it's amazing because it has so many different applications. initially you look at it, or at least the initial fortune of a purchase is based on a single program, maybe a football and soccer. all of a sudden it branches out
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into program equity, gender equity, community equity. it's not just for the young. it's fort old or anybody. it's weekend warriors. it has such a large application that it just catch -- >> peter: my understanding -- what are the benefits? why is it important? >> there is currently more than 8,000 synthetic turf fields in use throughout the country. it's helping kids play sports, keep them off the couch. kids all over the country are going back to school right now. we also have synthetic turf for landscaping. i have this in my hand right now. environmental benefits, water savings. rick can talk more about that. >> peter: good morning. what are the benefits in terms of that? >> cassie mentioned there are 8,000 fields in the u.s. those 8,000 fields save over 6 billion gallons of water a year, plus they eliminate the use of millions of pounds of pesticides and fertilizers. plus the fastest growing segment
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in the industry is landscape. constantly evolving to include synthetic turf and all sorts of different applications. those are growing because of the water savings, cost savings. >> peter: what i understand is that every day it's getting better. there is more and more applications and there is more and better chemicals that are going to make this kind of turf. i love going on turf fields. our kids, that's all they really know, a lot of them. we thank you for these developments and keep us up to date on this. >> absolutely. >> we also have -- >> peter: good to see you. cheryl casone with an incredible story about how "fox & friends" is doing the right thing. >> gretchen: thank you so much. >> according to a new gallup poll, u.s. small business owners are more optimistic than at any time since late 2008, which explains why one "fox & friends" viewer found so much success when opening his own franchise
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after watching our on the job hunt series. i'm joined now by newly hired franchisee and michael palmer. welcome to new york. may 2012, i featured our town. you saw the segment, but you knew about this company already? >> i was watching your show and i saw about our town's segment and i also had been a customer of our town for three years. that inspired me to go ahead and look into becoming a franchisee. >> we're already running massage envy, which is another company i featured. but you said wait a minute. this is a good opportunity for me. you gave michael a call? >> i applied on-line. there is an on-line process, and then go through the application and then yeah, talked to michael. >> michael, this was your father's company. we should say it's these welcome packets that you get when you move into a city. you get an our town american city. all kinds of businesses advertise here. this is something your father started in 1972, i believe. >> correct. >> you carried on the business?
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>> uh-huh. >> and what did you feel like when you heard "fox & friends" had actually brought you somebody that wanted to be part of your company in. >> i've been watching the show a long time of the i was pretty honored to be featured on this show. and i was very proud because any time you can make that connection and find somebody who is a right fit for not only the company you work for, but something that has a personal connection such as mine, it's a win-win for everybody. >> also we should say, you yourself are a veteran and you were encouraging and giving discounts to your fellow veterans to do the same thing and that's become part of the company n yes. >> how does that work? >> as it is right now, we're under $50,000 investment, you can work out of your home. if you are honorably discharged veteran from any period of time, we have a $10,000 discount because like you said, as a vet myself, i fully encourage any veteran to entrepreneurship and to being their own boss. >> with unemployment so high among the nation's veteran, i think that's great. john, you are going out and
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hiring others. you're talking about maybe expanding the our town franchise to other cities as well? >> once i learn the business and i've been doing it for six months, i really like the business. everything has gone smooth as far as what corporate told me. the support is great. i feel like i can expand this into other cities. >> michael, you're hiring again this year. it's not just an opportunity if you want to open up a franchise, but you need people to work in the call center in florida as well. correct? >> yes. we're hiring right now for telesales and house appointment setters, outside sales reps for not only ourselves at headquarters in florida, but franchisees as well. >> john, when you move forward, do you think you're going to hire more people in other cities across america? because we really are stalled right now when it comes to job creation, as you know. luckily you saw the segment. do you think you'll hire more? >> i am. every franchise could use two or three salespeople and i'm hoping to expand in the kansas city and boston area. >> thank you so much. i'm glad you saw the segment in
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may 2012. michael, your father founded the company, you're continuing it, helping our veterans thrive in this high unemployment environment. thank you very much. >> thank you. >> glad you were able to see the segment. peter, there you go. viewers watching the segment and thinking to themselves, i'm going to either open up a job or get a job with that company. we're making a difference here, just like you are. >> peter: cheryl, success to you. congratulations and congratulations to everyone with you. really heart warming and wonderful. keep it up. coming up, you know him from movies like "die hard" and" license to kill." but did you know he's one of the few conservatives in hollywood? robert davi here to talk politics next. and this photo will give you goose bumps. a wife carrying her marine husband who lost both of his legs. they are both here with the story behind this heart-warming photo and their heart-warmingi
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>> gretchen: 42 minutes after the top of the hour. news by the numbers. 9 million. that's how many americans are popping prescription pills to fall asleep these days. biggest group taking the medication, people over the age of 50. next, $100,000. that's how much these land rovers used to be worth. they were crushed by customs for not having any air bags. 25%. that's how much cvs will be cutting their receipt by. i love getting those things at the bottom. they're coupons. people posted pictures of their coupons, some three feet long. the company says the new receipts will have just as many savings. okay. i'm frugal. i love to use those. let's talk about the syrian situation and guess who we have joining us? actor robert davi is here to share his thoughts on the situation there. who would think that actors want to talk about foreign policy, but you actually follow the news, right? >> yeah, i follow it.
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i find it very interesting. ever since they did a movie called "the united states on trial," i played a palestinian kidnapped by the united states government for acts of terrorism. i started to get very involved in terms of the middle east and some of the policy and the whole quagmire over there. >> gretchen: that's where we find ourselves now. looks like the president will hold off on a decision. many reports thought some attack would happen today. now great britain hesitant. president obama in a bit of a pickle. how do you see it? >> well, i'm not in the white house, i don't have all the intelligence. but just from my own -- unless we have the u.n. and russia weighing in on this and the coalition of the willing, i think we shouldn't go it alone. it's a very difficult thing. the most important thing and the civilians getting hurt over there. it's a no win situation. >> eric: hollywood elite, mayor of the liberal wilderness, michael moore, he tweeted this.
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take a look. he's been a big supporter of president obama. nobel peace prize winner decides to bomb day honoring man of peace tomorrow, cool, though. nice speech. what's about the left all of a sudden who have been behind president obama kind of pulling back when it comes to attacking syria. >> well, here is the other thing, foreign policy, again, you never know what's behind it. it's a surprising comment by him. but in a way you have to applaud it 'cause if they're just criticizing the conservative president or -- so it's nice to see if they're disagreeing that we have that kind of response. at the same time, what's motivating that response? sometimes we have to worry about what's good for american interests. also with israel. so is there a disconnect in terms of us helping something in the middle east in terms of
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israel? where does that statement really hold the water from, you know. >> peter: i would suggest that there is no disconnect in terms of your ability 'cause people know from you a lot of movies in a lot of different roles and a wide range of roles. there is no actor in america today that has played the wide range that you played so well. you're one of the great american actors. but part of that ability is you're a terrific, fantastic singer. so we see you today in this wonderful black suit, evoking frank sinatra, the saloon singer with the hat. you're singing and you're singing to big crowds and people are loving it. tell us about your sinatra stuff. >> i did my first film with sinatra in 1977 and i'm singing the american songbook. the thing about sinatra is it's what he did not only as a contribution to music, it's what he did as a human being in terms of society.
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first superstar to come out against racial bigotry and anti-semitism. so there are certain elements about him that i want the public and this divisiveness that we're finding in our country, the political correctness, certain things that were different and that he kind of was supporting. that's kind of why i want to bring the music to a younger generation and also remind people of the importance of them. i'll be at at eisenhower park. >> peter: they did great concert there is. >> there is a whole cultural series. >> gretchen: you've sung sinatra on "fox & friends." >> i have. >> gretchen: you sound fantastic. kristy jones says you sound exactly like frank sinatra as william that's a huge compliment. do you mind singing? >> i don't sing before 11:00 o'clock in the morning. >> gretchen: come on! >> but i'll teach you how to twerk. >> gretchen: oh, no!
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>> what's funny about it, is in a film called "the life," i went to all these clubs around town and it was amazing because the twerking was going on there. i didn't know what the heck it was. >> gretchen: join the club. >> right. please, i invite everyone out there to come tomorrow night. >> peter: summer is about to end. what about the summer, or the best is yet to come? >> i've got a great line - up. you'll hear "old man river." >> gretchen: what about "new york, new york." >> baby, you've got to come. >> gretchen: did you just call me baby? >> yeah. >> gretchen: you know why i asked that? >> that's the lead up to the twerk. >> congratulations on your show. >> gretchen: you're trying reach out to younger generations. last night on "jeopardy," one of the clues was about frank sinatra and" new york, new york." i was pleasantly surprised that the teens knew it.
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>> peter: are you a tenor? >> i'm a baritone. >> peter: we'll go out with "old man river," early morning. >> darling. >> gretchen: oh, you're darling! >> my brother. >> peter: i got to go! >> what did you guys do? >> gretchen: are you going to twerk? >> if you get up and do it with me. >> gretchen: i got a dress on. >> that's what they do it in. come on. go out with a nice twerk. >> gretchen: fine. show me what it is. >> i didn't know what it was, but i guess you have to stand with your legs ought pigeon toed. you got to bend your knees over your thing, right. >> gretchen: over what? >> over here. now you push -- that's kind of twerking. but go forward.
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>> gretchen: let's see you do it. i'm not doing that. you and i do not have a future in twerking, just so you know. >> i'm a little shy and embarrassed to really twerk. maybe after the cameras leave. >> peter: when people come see you later tonight, you'll start to twerk. >> i start to talk about the difference in music. it's very important point i make about american songbook in that in 1957, the song that won the oscar was "all the way." in 2006 -- it's hard for a pimp in 2006. you can see the cultural difference in terms of what's happening. >> peter: we're trying to bridge that this morning. >> but not with twerking. boy, did i put my foot in it. >> gretchen: coming up on the show, they're a picture perfect couple. this photo went viral. a wife carrying her double
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>> gretchen: this poignant photograph of a wife carrying her double amputee former marine husband has gone viral and touched hearts across the nation. jesse and kelly never expected all this attention and they join me now. good morning to both of you. >> good morning. >> gretchen: first of all, i want to say thank you so much for your service and for what you gave for our country here and you had an accident a couple of years ago when you were in afghanistan. tell us what happened there.
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>> firstly, thank you very much. in 2009 i was struck by an antipersonnel ied on foot patrol. that my eod team was attached to. >> gretchen: you had both legs amputated. you were doing recovery in california. you meet this beautiful person sitting next to you. you end up having a wonderful relationship and getting married. kelly, what was it about jesse that drew you to him? >> it was so many things. i think the fact that it was so many things is what really struck me. there are so many layers to him that the more i got to know, the more things that would surprise me about him that the whole package drew me to him. >> gretchen: so this photo, i guess you went home to visit your family, right in idaho? >> yeah. >> gretchen: you were taking family photos and you were near a body of water and the photographer said hey, why don't we do some photos in the water? and so tell us how this photo
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came about. >> yeah. we had kind of finished taking regular family photos and jesse had his legs on and everything like normal. she wanted to take one in the water. so we offered jesse to just take his legs off and we'll carry him in. we did. she took the family photo and then i was carrying him back out and so she took a shot of us together and a couple others. >> gretchen: she posted it on-line, right? >> she did, on her facebook page >> gretchen: what happened after that? >> we saw that she had put it on along with the family portrait and we're like, oh, that's nice. that's about it. then it just started blowing up from there. we were boggled from the beginning. >> gretchen: what were people saying when they saw this? >> a lot of people were so kind and so supportive and encouraging and it was actually hard to believe 'cause they just seemed kind of inspired by it, which was strange 'cause it's so normal for us. but we kind of realized how
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great that is, like we could inspire someone. that was so cool. >> gretchen: the photo i guess signifies your journey together. what do you hope that people get out of this wonderful photo of your wife helping you in such a significant way? >> i just hope it can kind of represent overcoming any kind of adversity, big or small, and for us, it just represents the kind of lady that she is and she's amazing in every way. >> gretchen: amazing partnership that you formed together. such a beautiful story and i'm so glad to have met new person. thanks so much. >> our pleasure. thank you. >> gretchen: coming up, the timetable for a u.s. attack on syria could be changing this morning as one of the united states' biggest allies now appears to be backing down. what does this all mean? michelle malkin will weigh in when she joins us live at the top of the hour. and is it really possible,
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>> gretchen: good morning, everybody. hope you're gonna have a great thursday. it's august 29, 2013. i'm gretchen carlson. fox news alert for you, the white house pushing forward with plans to launch an attack on syria or are they? our allies, could they be backing down? they're vowing to follow the political process. will president obama do the same in michelle malkin will weigh in for us. >> peter: is it still an attack if you don't call it that? yep. but the white house hoping you won't notice the so-called new shared responsibility payment. >> eric: every day she hosts "extra," but at night there is another side to maria menounos.
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"fox & friends" starts right now ♪ >> gretchen: anna kooiman is live in milwaukee for the 110th anniversary of harley-davidson. she's still sitting on the back. we've got to get her in the front to rev it on her own. >> peter: big celebration going on. aerosmith. >> eric: most embarrassing moment in my entire life is in my younger days when i was dating i had a girl who drove a harley. she had to drive me. i had to sit on the back of a harley. don't ever repeat that again. don't tell anyone either. >> gretchen: i like that story. can we focus on that? >> eric: no. let's move on. another u.s. aircraft carrier on the move toward syria. but it comes as one of our key allies is having second thoughts about a strike.
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joining us live from the white house with the new details. >> president obama says he has not decided if he will order a military strike against syria. but he's making it clear that the american people should not be surprised if the u.s. does launch a military attack. >> we are saying in a clear and decisive but very limited way, we send a shot across the bow saying stop doing this, that could have a positive effect on the national security in the long-term and may have a positive impact in the sense that chemical weapons are not used again on innocent civilians. >> intelligence sources say it's not clear who ordered the chemical weapons attack last week, whether it was syrian president bashar assad or some rogue element in his regime. many in congress are not convinced the u.s. should intervene in syria and want to hear more from the president. some of them will get that
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briefing today. the white house has said that the goal is not to oust assad, but that they would favor a, quote, political transition in syria. one fox news military analyst says the administration is giving the syrian government too much time and warning to prepare for a military strike. >> senior officials giving background information to reporters, they've given targets, duration and basically told the syrians, if you have something vulnerable, get it out of the way and you have time because it's not going to happen until after the u.n. takes some kind of measure and gets their inspectors out. >> this may be the day that the obama administration releases declassified intelligence on syria and that reported chemical attack in an effort to make the case to the american people. although we're told that that intelligence may not be a, quote, slam dunk. back to you all in new york. >> gretchen: all right. molly henneberg, thanks so much for that report. time to bring in michelle malkin to weigh in on this complicated situation.
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good morning to you, michelle. >> hi, gretchen. >> gretchen: so where do you o see it now because the president seems to be back in hesitation mode today after the administration released so many details that the attack was imminent. and now it appears maybe the united kingdom's hesitation is affecting our president. how do you see it? >> that's what it seems that you have our blabber mouth in chief signaling that something was going to be done! there are going to be international consequences and we're not ready to pull the trigger yet because in britain, they're actually doing what we should be doing here, which is following the political process, having an open, transparent debate about it in parliament. and on thursday what you're going to see is a commons debate and maybe since we're not having it here, it should be televised nationally so we can hear some of the evidence. >> eric: michelle, senator john mccain says that war powers act is somewhat -- i'm not sure of the term he said exactly. murky. then peter king yesterday on
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this network said no, president obama has the right to do this on his own. you disagree? >> well, look, there is a vigorous debate about it now. and i understand that richard haas says he doesn't believe that we need to have congressional authority. again, these are all issues that should be debated before we should do anything about it certainly. and the larger point, of course, is that if you hold these own administration officials by the same standards for military intervention that they set during the bush administration, they wouldn't beat the mile! >> peter: should military decision, should the decisions to attack be transparent, or should they be made at the highest levels of government? >> well, in this particular case what it hasn't been made clear or where it hasn't even been made a case yet to persuade the american people that there is a, quote, imminent threat, which is what the standard was laid out by biden, or that there are
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clear national security implications for the american people, yeah, it had you been made transparent. -- it should be made transparents. i'm wondering where the antiwar left is. you remember all of the charades and the theater during the bush administration of the code pinkos with their red painted hands bursting in on hearings and demonizing every last bush administration official as an illegal war criminal. and they're very mute right now. i think, of course, washington t now. >> gretchen: yeah, but in a way, i think president obama maybe would have alleviated some of the headlines that have been written about him, like reluctant warrior and maybe there would have been a clearer picture of what his foreign policy is had he acted, just acted and done something. instead it makes it look as if he doesn't know what he's doing. now he's going to brief congress today and in a way then will he be able to say that it was
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congress' actions, whatever decision he decides to make? it's complicated. >> yeah, but that's what he's always going to do is blame somebody else for his own lack of coherent foreign policy. meanwhile, of course, you have him dismissing the idea that he needs international consensus, dismissing the idea that he needs to wait for the u.n. report as britain is going to do now. this is a guy who got elected to office demonizing george w. bush as this rogue cowboy gone wild on foreign policy. >> peter: should he be waiting for the u.n., in your view? is it not legal or appropriate unless the u.n. ratifies it? >> well, again, the point is that by their own standards, by the left of the democrat party's own standards, the answer is absolutely yes. >> eric: michelle, i would submit that molly henneberg just reported that by no means is a
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slam dunk yet, which would indicate that there is still some question to what's going on over there. can you imagine if we did launch an attack on syria and it wasn't the right people that were attacking? what would the middle east be like? what would the hatred for america be like if that were the case? >> yeah. as i said last night on sean hannity's show, look, you've got a potential situation where assad will be deposed and who will replace him? it may well be someone who has allied with ansar al-shariah, the very group that is responsible for orchestrating the benghazi terrorist attack which is -- we will be marking the first anniversary in less than a month. and the question is always going to be, is this intervention going to cause more harm than good? >> gretchen: yep. lots of moving pieces here. let's move on to the next dicey topic, which is obamacare. believe it or not, a new poll
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shows that 44% of americans are not even sure that it's actually the law of the land right now. so some people are asking whether or not they'll be surprised when the bill starts rolling in. here is that poll right there. obamacare confusion, 44% don't know if it's law. 31% unsure if it's law. 8% believe the law was repeeled. and 5% believe it was overturned by the supreme court. what does this say to you? >> well, can you blame the americans for the state of confusion about this? i mean, there are so many chunks of this law that have been waived that people are exempt from, that it is hard to tell from day-to-day what is law and what is not. i'll tell you, the one major group of americans who are not confused about the fact that this law is in place and causing so much damage are employers. they're the ones that are having to cut wages and cut hours and drop plans and i think it's the
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rest of america, the employees, who need to have more of those dots connected for them, that these dire consequences, everything from the new part-time america to cutting back on things like research and development for life saving medical devices and pharmaceuticals is directly tied to the fact that this regime is in place and causing harm. >> peter: let's talk about medical devices and the like. let's talk about the latest, comment on this. there is a new obamacare rule that uses the term, quote, shared responsibility payments, unquote, instead of taxes. what is that about? >> yeah. well, this is george orwell's world and we're just living in it. it's the latest of the many euphemisms concocted by the obamacare health bureaucracy.
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i don't think it's fooling anyone, certainly like i said, the employers who are enduring the huge burden of this. but i like that. >> peter: thank you. from a great wordsmith like yourself, it's a great compliment. >> we're going to see the euphemisms grow especially as the push to propagandize obamacare over the next several months goes on. >> gretchen: have a great holiday weekend. we'll see you next week. >> you, too, take care. >> gretchen: better pack your lunch today. fast food workers across the country are going on strike. this is out of atlanta. today's protests planned in 35 cities. they want to be paid $15 an hour instead of minimum wage.
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a tragic ending for a woman who went miss not guilty pan -- missing in panama two years ago. remains found confirm they were hers. her boyfriend has not been charged so far. teens charged with beating a classmate on a school bus. they're all 15 years old. juvenile justice officials recommended at least two of them serve probation, but prosecutors think the teens should face something tougher. two of the teens tried to sell the younger boy pot at school. those are your quick headlines. >> peter: coming up, a major medical breakthrough. scientists have figured out why we forget things. can they also figure out how to stop that from happening? >> eric: it's supposed to help struggling homeowners, but the latest proposal from the government has a lot of people scratching their heads. the real estate expert guru, bob massi, coming up
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>> gretchen: 16 minutes after the top of the hour. major news for anyone forced to file bankruptcy. the federal housing authority making it easier now for homeowners to get another loan. bob massi broke down the proposal last week. but a lot of you still had questions about it. so bob joins us again to answer some of them. good morning to you, bob. >> good morning, gretchen. >> gretchen: so nancy had written this e-mail. i'd like additional info about the fha guidelines. i need to know the basics. all right. bob, can you spell out the basics for her? >> well, one of the things i would encourage you to do is go to "fox & friends" web site, which is a great web site and hit rebuilding your dreams and you can watch the segment where i give the details. the most important thing i want you to know, if the guidelines that i went over last week are met, then what they're basically
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saying is they're going to insure loans one year after a bankruptcy, one year after a foreclosure that you went through, one year after a short sale as opposed to two or three years. that's why i wanted to bring this to our viewers' attention. the lender will have the final say, but we think most lenders are going to go along with the guidelines of fha. watch it on the web site. it gives you all the details you need about the new fha guidelines. >> gretchen: here is tammy from new york. she writes my husband and i trying to short sale a condo. we had multiple offer, but lost the buyers after the lender took too long. we did not pay hoa dues. if we do deed in lieu of foreclosure, the deed, are we responsible for hoa dues? >> deed in lieu foreclosure basically means that you, the homeowner, has reached an agreement with the lender to deed the house back. you just can't do a deed in lieu foreclosure without the lender's consent. it's what we call mortgage
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release. the bottom line is the fact that's really not necessarily something they readily do. hoa dues in the scenario that you're talking about, really is not that relevant because if you haven't been able to short sale the house, chances are it's going to go into foreclosure. you and i have talked for the last couple years about how these lenders take so long to come back to you on a short sale. so what i would say to you is as relates to the hoa dues, not to worry too much, even though the homeowners associations can foreclose, i think at this point in time you have to make the decision, do you want to stay in the house or do you want to just let it go back to the lender at some point? don't think you can just write a deed in lieu without the lender's consent. you have to have their blessing. >> gretchen: all right. thanks so much. here is todd from arkansas. i watch your segment, we are in a chapter 13. we relinquished the house but no foreclosure. should we short sale our home or let it go to foreclosure? so many people asking that question. >> we talked about this a while back, what i call zombie foreclosure, basically meaning where are you, lenders?
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what are you going to do? people are bankrupting. the first thing, todd, please, go to your bankruptcy lawyer because he or she is the one that's going to be able to advise you the best as to what to do. it sounds like that the debt has been handled in some fashion through the chapter 13 bankruptcy. if that be the case, then ultimately your lawyer may say to you, you could just let it go into the foreclosure because you have no liability exposure whatsoever. most importantly, go to that lawyer that did the chapter 7 bankruptcy, ask them what you should do, ask them what the consequences are. just don't do it on your own. if you have legal advice, that will be the best direction to go. >> gretchen: all right. thanks so much. you can always e-mail bob any of your questions by going to our web site and clicking on the legalese section. that's where you find bob. have a great holiday weekend. we'll see you next week. >> you too, thank you. >> gretchen: it's a controversial story parents refuse chemotherapy for their daughter. they say she's just too sick.
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>> eric: new hope for the hero doctor locked up after helping the c.i.a. find osama bin laden, pakistan overturned his prison sentence and announced there will be a retrial. pakistan says he received 33 years in prison for conspiring
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with an islamist commander. but it's believed to be payback for his fake vaccination program that found bin laden at his compound. pakistan says his sentence exceeded the judge's authority. >> gretchen: people have been talking about miley cyrus twerking extravaganza. is she getting the last laugh? >> peter: "extra" host maria menounos joins us. good morning. how are you? >> great, how are you? >> peter: what is miley cyrus doing? is this different than what madonna did or other folks have done or lady go georgia? have we gone to a new pornographic level? >> i feel like her goal was to shock people in the same way that madonna has in the past. she wanted to kind of outdo madonna and take it to that next level. she's trying to make that transition from teen idol to adult. so she got her way. she had 4 million tweets going out about her.
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people were talking about her. we still are days later. >> gretchen: it's so sad that this is what it's come to. she has a new album coming out. that's probably why she did this. if you're a parent and you have young kids who made her career with disney originally, you are really upset right now because you are the ones that made her even beyond that stage right now. the idea that this is what we've come to -- you were saying earlier that the shock value is going to keep getting worse, right? >> yeah. it's going to continue. shock value is always the way to get people to talk. >> gretchen: what's next? >> yeah. where is it going to go? i don't know. >> peter: mtv knew they were putting it on the air before. >> yeah, suitly. >> peter: so -- absolutely. >> peter: so there is no surprise. >> that's what the vma is about, who is going to do the most shocking and wear shocking. >> eric: it's also rebranding on her part. if she wasn't through with hannah montana before that, that's another lifetime now. >> yeah. we've seen so many people do
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this, where they're doing crazy men's covers and going provocative to change that image. she's just the next one to do it. >> gretchen: i'm not sure what we're looking at there. >> peter: and maria, you've actually transformed yourself in another way, too. in a positive way in the realm of sports, as it were. tell us about wrestling. >> i kind of like it. it's a patrick dempsey's race car obsession. i love wrestling. so for me, i had the opportunity a couple of years ago to start wrestling and that's me actually right now at a summer slam access. i love it. it's a lot of fun. it's challenging. it's something that you're put in a pressure cooker like are you going to win? i love it. >> eric: what's your favorite move? >> the sunset flip is my favorite move. >> gretchen: oh, my gosh! >> eric: can you describe it? >> basically i kind of jump on you, go through your legs and flip you over. >> peter: could you demonstrate that on eric?
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>> i would demonstrate it on you, but -- >> eric: my wife is watching. >> gretchen: and you might hurt him. how do you decide you're going to be a wrestler? how do you train for it? >> that's a lot of training actually. they asked me to host monday night raw and i said on one condition. that was four years ago. i said i want to wrestle. they thought i was crazy. i started training. i've done four matches now. i'm 4-0. now i'll train heavier because i really want a title match some day. so i want to be able to go like jimmy super flex off the tight rope and all kinds of crazy stuff. >> gretchen: i love this about you. i always say if you're passionate about some things, no matter what it is, as long as you are 100% passionate, i had friends that were like, you can't be known as a wrestler and all this stuff. i love it. go for it. you're also known for making sure people eat breakfast. can we call in the food? >> yes. have you guys had breakfast this morning? >> eric: no. >> peter: not really. >> do you know that you're
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who has time to eat breakfast at your hour? you can grab one on the way to work. >> peter: i don't want to be hangry. >> gretchen: what time today. >> we're heading there right now. you won't miss us. a big red bottle there. i'll be in it. you can come wrestle me. >> gretchen: oh, oh! that's a tease. >> maybe not. >> gretchen: always great to see you. >> thank you so much. >> gretchen: big news on the economy. expected two minutes from now, we're live at the stock exchange to analyze what that means for your bottom line. >> peter: plus harley-davidson turning 110 years old and this morning, brand-new details about the all american company you probably haven't heard that before. anna, let's go, anna. here we go. [ woman ] dear chex cereal, you've done the impossible. made gluten-free cereals in a bunch of yummy flavors. like cinnamon chex, honey nut chex, and chocolate chex... we're in cereal heaven. so thanks. from the mcgregors, 'cause we love chex.
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is a huge day 'cause you get the major government jobs report for the month of august. you guys remember july, right? big disappointment in terms of the number of jobs added. 162,000. but what we found out in that report is kind of what we already knew,re a nation of pare workers. the jobs being created, so we're disappointed by the number of jobs created and the quality of those jobs. lots of retail stores hiring, lots of restaurants and bars hiring, but not those jobs we might have had before the recession. >> eric: manufacturing, construction, those are the jobs you really need to be adding in any economy. >> absolutely. during the crisis we lost 8.7 million jobs. guess how many we gained back in all these years? 6.7 million. that's it. >> peter: hoping for better news in the september numbers. >> gretchen: lauren, thanks so much. >> thank you. >> gretchen: the rest of the stories making headlines for your day. a story we've been following. a hospital wants to force an amish girl to resume
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chemotherapy. a lower court appointed a guardian for the girl. her parents stopped the chemo because they said she was only getting more sick and they wanted to put this in god's hands. >> i feel obligated to offer what we can for this family to move forward and hopefully what will be appropriate therapy for her. >> there are all these dire medical predictions. they would refute that by saying that this is a matter of beyond the province of mortal man. >> gretchen: sarah's father says she was feeling better without the chemotherapy. we'll keep you posted on that story. caught on camera, police making a daring rescue to save a woman trapped in a burning car. the driver going off the road in south carolina, crashing into a
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tree. police officers racing over with fire extinguishers to put out the flames. they have a good samaritan to thank. he saw the firey crash and had 18 fire extinguishers in his work truck. right now the woman is in serious condition. scientists figured out why we forget things as we got older. they pinpointed a protein in the brain that can slowly disappear as get older. they then tested this on mice. when they deleted the protein, the animals became forgetful. when they increased it, the memory improved. memory loss could be reversible. that's a good thing. he's the colonel of fur. this cat named colonel meow broke the guiness world record for having the longest fur. he is already an internet sensation. he has his own web site, facebook page and a youtube channel all to his own. what's his name? colonel. all right. >> eric: colonel meow. >> gretchen: very cute, right?
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>> eric: adorable. >> gretchen: it's an american icon. talk about it. >> peter: very loud one at that. harley-davidson turns 110 years old this year and anna kooiman is out in milwaukee where it all began from the beginning of a huge birthday bash and some concerts. anna? >> hey, good morning to you to everybody at home. i'm with some biker chicks this morning. so everybody come to your tv. we're counting down until the real party begins just ten hours. we've got aerosmith, toby keith, kid rock who will be here. 100,000 hog fans are flocking to milwaukee. this morning we have the honor of speaking with karen davidson, one of the founders' granddaughters. good morning to you. >> good morning. i'm so glad you're here! >> yeah, absolutely. what is it about riding a hurley that women really enjoy? >> it's a great experience, the thrill of riding a harley the same we men do. to celebrate our personal freedom of the it's about empowerment, it's about feeling confident and the women love it.
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they get behind those handlebars and they're all about it. >> made in america since 1903. this is the street complied. we're going to get on it. you can tell me about it. >> this is one of the easiest bikes to ride. it's one of our best-selling bikes. it's so delightful. i mean, when you're out on the open road, it's got everything that you need and really like i said, one of our best selling. >> one of the things about the bikes is that they're lower to the ground. >> yes. >> and a little lighter weight. >> yep. go ahead and get on. excellent. >> so this bike actually is one of the best sellers for who? >> this is for both men and women. this bike is the best seller. of course, even i have to look ultrachic in our leather. >> that's what it's about. the studs and the rhinestones. before we go, tell us a bit about your role.
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>> i'm the creative director for general merchandise. my brother is the vice president of the museum. so we're carrying on the family tradition. 110 years. we're going to keep it rolling. we love the product. we love making this product. >> all right, here we go. gretchen, peter, eric, we'll see you later. >> eric: hang on. great american company. >> peter: it really is. >> eric: it's fantastic. >> gretchen: been here before out on matzah. it does give you that power to rev it up. >> peter: you were on that one. >> gretchen: i was on that exact same type. >> eric: you know what hog stands for? >> peter: tell us. >> eric: harley owners group. >> peter: okay. >> gretchen: there is an acrow number for everything. coming up, sleepless in america. the dangerous things millions of you are doing to try to catch a good night's sleep. >> peter: as the united states prepares to attack syria, there is new evidence terrorists are training foreign jihaddists to
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islamist rebels. so what effect will that have on the current situation there and our decision to bomb? joining us now is the senior editor for the washington free beacon, bill gertz. how are you? >> good morning. >> peter: bill, explain this to me and the audience. i find it incomprehensible. the rebels that were ostensibly trying to help are now somehow linked to an al-qaeda group? >> yes. this is an important story. there is new intelligence from earlier this month that al-qaeda-linked rebels, including those behind the september 11 attack in benghazi, have set up training camps and are providing jihaddists to the syrian conflicts, specifically the al-qaeda-linked terrorists in syria known as the al nusra front. it shows libya, after gadhafi, is becoming a failed state and it is becoming a breeding ground for al-qaeda.
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>> peter: libya is becoming a breeding ground for al-qaeda and al-qaeda folks are going to fight with the rebels in syria, at the same time in iraq, i understand, 1,000 people are dying every month in civil strife there, and today the president is considering a decision to attack syria? >> certainly a lot of instability. we didn't mention egypt and the problems there. but clearly this is the other side of the current syria crisis. obviously the use of chemical weapons by the regime is front and center and the news headlines these days. but this is another side story and it's about the rebels and whether or not a u.s. attack could actually be supporting the islamist rebels, which are divided into two camps, relatively secular free syrian army and the islamist led in large part by the al nusra front. >> peter: you're an expert on
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this particular thing along with others, the experience has been in the middle east, unfortunately in the recent past, that when we helped rebels, we didn't really understand where their loyalties were and unfortunately, some of them had a jihaddist bent that showed up in the highest government ranks after we assisted them. >> absolutely. it's a huge problem. in the case of syria, what's happening now is al-qaeda realizes that the syrian battle ground is becoming the new front in their jihad and the big problem -- this has been confirmed by the outgoing f.b.i. director and the deputy c.i.a. director -- americans and europeans are being trained up in places like these libyan camps, in other places. they're going to turkey and then going over land into syria and the real fear is that they will bring back their expertise and training and conduct terrorist attacks in this country and in europe. >> peter: bill, at this point, obviously the president is aware
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of this al-qaeda connection in terms of the training of rebels. how does he square the two in terms of making a decision about whether to attack or not attack? >> it's clear to me, based on the statements of the president yesterday and the secretary of state, that the administration's main focus right now is trying to punish the assad regime. they clearly want to make the connection that the assad regime is responsible for the chemical weapons attacks near damascus. that seems to be driving it. i don't think there is a large consideration for whether or not this will help the rebels and specifically the islamist rebels. >> peter: as a final question, we know that in syria, there is a russian base. we know that iran has threatened israel with attack and perhaps syria will be threatened israel with attack as well. where is this all going to be winding up, in your estimation?
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>> in my elimination, i think there is a possibility that iran could take punitive action against israel or u.s. actions. i don't think the russians will intervene. they've been making a lot of noise. they've moved some military forces toward the mediterranean. but i don't think, since the president is talking about a very limited cruise missile strike, i don't anticipate they'll be much of an international reaction. but there certainly could be. >> peter: bill, thank you as always for your intelligence. >> thank you. >> peter: good to see you. it's the movie your kids will be dragging you to this weekend. but you may actually like this one. we're talking to the guys of one direction next. first let's check in with martha. how are you? what's coming up at the top of the hour? >> thank you so much. coming up at the top of the hour, it's good to see you. bill is in d.c i'm here in new york. we obviously are going to be on top of the serious story, what will the president decide to do? is a shot across the bow the
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>> gretchen: quick headlines now. families who lost their belongings in the , they're note a dime from the resort. the resort originally told people, yep, they'd take care of them. now they're saying they have no obligation under the law until folks check their homeowners insurance. many of them are from out of town and didn't think to get sinkhole protection. who would? johnny football suspended for a half game for his real in a signing scandal.
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john knee manziel will sit for the first half of the season opener against rice this saturday. ♪ >> i was never really fond of boy bands before one direction. >> when people say you're in a boy band, i'm like yeah, i am. but in a cool boy band. okay. >> eric: it's the movie your kids will be dragging to you this weekend. boy band one direction taking fans behind the scenes with "this is us". >> peter: michael got to sit down with the boys. what's happening? >> your girls are jealous, i understand. >> peter: they love them. they do. >> they're really nice guys. they're talented. they've had this amazing week. they started last friday, they pulled in 18,000 people for a
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concert. they won for best summer song for the hit best song ever. monday night was a red carpet premiere for the movie that opens to us. it's an up close and personal look at the guys on the road and behind the scenes and kind of their story. they've had this remarkable story. in two years they all went on britain's "x factor" as solo artists. >> peter: they didn't win, though. >> they came in third. the fans quickly took to twitter and facebook and now they're number one in 50 countries around the world. we caught up with them over the weekend and asked them what the best and the worst part of this amazing journey has been for them. >> just not being able to see our family and friends as much as we used to is the only con of what we do. everything else is top banana. >> we're looking that we're in a time where there is like video chat. >> there is no slowing down for the five of them. they just have a new album
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coming out later this year and signed up for a tour in 2014. >> gretchen: what did you think -- who dated tyler swift? >> miles. >> gretchen: for a short time. what did you think of the guys when you sat down with them? >> they're incredibly grounded. that struck me most. they have a good sense of what this will mean for them and not taking any of it for granted. >> peter: how old are these guys, about 40? >> 19 and 20. they talk a lot about their family. >> peter: they sound good. they sound terrific. >> they have some talent. >> gretchen: do they know how to twerk? >> there is no twerking. >> eric: i have a son and the only direction he's going is the other direction. >> gretchen: are you saying they appeal mostly to young ladies? >> eric: i would say so. here is a picture of a dad. that would be me, too. >> gretchen: there is peter.
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>> peter: he's sleeping. >> gretchen: you know what? hats off to the dads to go to the concert so that they're taking care of the kids and knowing where they are. >> absolutely. you can catch the full interview on in the fox light.com. you can follow me on twitter. >> gretchen: look at that photo! >> peter: that's great. >> gretchen: more "fox & friends" three minutes away too big. too small. too soft. too tasty. [ both laugh ] [ male announcer ] introducing progresso's new creamy alfredo soup. inspired by perfection. for our so slimming jeans. meet our instantly slimming, secretly shaping dresses, skirts and pants.
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>> gretchen: coming up tomorrow, brian is going to be golfing with president george w. bush. and it's our last all american summer concert series. justin moore performs on the
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plaza. thanks for being here today. >> peter: wonderful to be here. >> eric: see you on "the five." >> gretchen: we'll see you on the after the show show. have a fantastic day. bill: thank you, everybody, and good morning a fox news alert. the world is on edge as we see new indications now thain international support for the attacks against syria are starting to waiver and still no final decision from the president. good morning. i'm bill hemmer, reporting live from washington, d.c. today on special assignment. a little later on that this morning. good morning to you, martha, in new york. martha: i'm martha maccallum live in "america's newsroom" this morning. several countries are standing against the syrian regime saying they want to take action and now britain and france are saying they may hold off on their decision until the united

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